Wyndham Hotel Owners Propose Partnership with Local Hotel Group

October 1, 2015
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The XSS Hotel Group, which operates the Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites in Chelsea, has proposed to enter into the ownership of the Wyndham Hotel on Everett Avenue and completely renovate the 15-year-old facility – putting nearly $10 million into it for transformation into high-end accommodations. “The principals of XSS are in the process...

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Council,City Manager Consider Taking House

October 1, 2015
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Council,City Manager Consider Taking House

City Manager Tom Ambrosino has put in a request to the City Council for an appraisal of a home at 29 Tudor St. – next to the new Clark Avenue School. Ambrosino said he would like the City to take the property by eminent domain if, and only if, the owner is amendable to...

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‘Like the Hand of God’: McCarthy Recalls Saving a Life on the Tobin

October 1, 2015
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‘Like the Hand of God’: McCarthy Recalls Saving a Life on the Tobin

It might have been the hand of God that initially snagged a wanted man who had jumped over the edge of the Mystic/Tobin Bridge on Aug. 8, 2014, but it was Chelsea Police Officer Paul McCarthy who carried out the rest of the daring and brave rescue and arrest of that man. “I looked...

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Police Briefs 10-01-2015

October 1, 2015
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Monday, 9/14 Leandro Cruz, 22, 1 City Hall AVe. (shelter) Boston, was arrested for intimidate of witness and warrant. Tuesday, 9/15/15 Willie Bozeman, 54, 440 Harrison Ave., Boston, was arrested for shoplifting and warrant. Daniel Saliba, 51, 35 Cooper ST., Boston, was arrested on warrant and operating motor vehicle with suspended license. Daniel Ghidella,...

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Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2015
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Thank You Centro Latino I am saddened by the closing of Centro Latino. The women and men who worked at Centro Latino deserve special appreciation from all of Chelsea. Since 1989, Centro served as a hub of immigrant services, with an open door to new Americans looking to enter the workforce and find their...

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Remembering The Great Leona Grell

October 1, 2015
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Leona Grell was one of those bigger-than-life personalities in Chelsea that could light up a room with her smile and ignite a crowd with her energy. Some remember Leona for her work at local banking institutions. Many recall her outstanding service to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, working alongside executive director Barry Berman, one...

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Sports 10-01-2015

October 1, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS boys soccer team wins three, now 8-0 The Chelsea High boys soccer team swept aside three more rivals this past week to increase their record of perfection to 8-0 as the Red Devils approach the halfway mark of the season. Coach Mick Milutinovic’s Red Devils opened the week with a 4-1 triumph...

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Obituaries 10-01-2015

October 1, 2015
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Edward Bazylewicz Former Chelsea resident Edward M. Bazzylewicz, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly in Worcester on Wednesday, September 30. He was 67 years old. He was born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Adalbert and Olga (Osowick) Bazylewicz; brother of Roberta Monkiewicz and her late husband. Anthony, and the late...

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Winnisimmet Golf Tournament Saturday

September 26, 2015
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Winnisimmet Golf Tournament Saturday

Winnisimmet 38th Charity Golf Tournament members are warming up for the big event that will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Lynnfield Center Golf Course. Front row, from left, are Chet Hoak, Joe Gallant, Jim Guidi, Bob Gallant, Arthur Bouchie, and Fred Nowicki. Back row, from left, are Bruce Black, Joe Shea, Steve LaRosa,...

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Residents Take Part in Vigil Service For Bella Bond on Deer Island

September 26, 2015
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Residents Take Part in Vigil Service For Bella Bond on Deer Island

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Michael Patrick McCarthy, 35, of Quincy, and his girlfriend Rachelle D. Bond, 40, both of 115 Maxwell St., Dorchester were arraigned in Dorchester District Court Monday morning on charges in the death of toddler Bella Bond. McCarthy is being held without bail and Bond is being held on $1 million...

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Centro Latino Closes Its Doors

September 26, 2015
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According to sources, employees of Centro Latino had an outing to celebrate their successful move from their long-time headquarters on Broadway to their new building at the former Cataldo Ambulance building on Hawthorne Street. After several months of hard work in making that move, a pot luck celebration to bring about a new start...

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With the Movement of an Eyebrow, Als Patient O’brien Has Won Awards:Achievement to Be Marked at Sunday’s Als Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

September 26, 2015
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With the Movement of an Eyebrow, Als Patient O’brien Has Won Awards:Achievement to Be Marked at Sunday’s  Als Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

For some 10 years, using just his eyebrows, Leonard Florence Center For Living (LFCFL) resident Patrick O’Brien – who has ALS and cannot move anything but his eyebrows – worked away at creating what he hoped would be his greatest masterpiece on film. A filmmaker before getting ALS, he was inclined to document the...

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New Faces Prove Successful in Preliminary Election

September 26, 2015
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A wave of new faces and non-incumbents shocked some political veterans and knocked District 5 Councillor Joe Perlatonda out of his seat during Tuesday’s Preliminary Election. The hottest race in the city – that of the at-large race – featured eight candidates and headlined with political newcomer Damali Vidot topping the ticket with 606...

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Judge to Issue Decision on Casino Lawsuits

September 26, 2015
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A judge in Suffolk Superior Court heard several arguments Tuesday afternoon on multiple lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Wynn casino license – the most prominent suit being that of the City of Boston. Despite all of the discussion, especially about the Boston case, Judge Janet Sanders did not make a...

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Police Briefs 09-24-2015

September 26, 2015
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8/31 Anthony Ciapppina, 46, 7 Jefferson Dr., Revere, was arrested for trespassing. Victor Dudley, 46, 153 Belleville Ave., New Bedford, was arrested for breaking and entering daytime, attempt to commit a crime, refuse to identify self, failure to yield at intersection, one way violation, failure to stop for police, furnishing false name, felony warrant...

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Letter to the Editor

September 26, 2015
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I enjoyed every minute of it It’s been a nice ride serving the people of Chelsea as their District 5 City Councilor. Believe me without your support we wouldn’t have accomplished so much in the time I was councilor and I Thank You. I truly want to thank the people and the voters of...

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Sports 09-24-2015

September 26, 2015
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CHS Roundup CHS football team hosts Greater Lowell Friday night The Chelsea High football team will be seeking its first win of the season when the Red Devils entertain Commonwealth Athletic Conference rival Greater Lowell Friday evening under the lights at Chelsea Stadium. Kick-off time is 7:00. Chelsea ventured out of the CAC to...

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Obituaries 09-24-2015

September 26, 2015
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Elaine Montecalvo Retired Accountant Elaine D. Montecalvo, formerly of Lawrence and Chelsea, passed away on September 17 after a strong and courageous battle with Cancer. She was 64 years old. Elaine, who was born and raised in Chelsea, She leaves her loving, caring husband of 45 years, Mike Montecalvo Jr. Together they moved to...

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Candidates Hit a Range of Topics During Collaborative’s Live Forum

September 18, 2015
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The Chelsea Collaborative hosted a lively question and answer forum Tuesday night for the candidates in the at-Large City Council and District 5 Council races that will appear on the ballot next Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the City Preliminary election. For District 5, challengers Henry Wilson and Judith Garcia participated, but incumbent Joe Perlatonda...

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Council Nixed Sex Offender Ordinance

September 18, 2015
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In the wake of a Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) decision last month that struck down the City of Lynn’s restrictions on where sex offenders can live, the Chelsea City Council voted in a close decision Monday night to strike down its own, similar sex offender residency ordinance to prevent any lawsuits stemming from the...

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Malicious Flood Exposes Major Problems

September 18, 2015
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Chelsea Police and Fire, along with the State Fire Marshal, are investigating an intentional flooding of the Broadway Glen high-rise apartment building early last Saturday morning using a fire protection standpipe, and the owners of the building could find themselves in a lot more trouble after the situation allegedly uncovered some questionable living conditions....

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Hundreds Are Expected to Attend 12th Annual Taste of Chelsea Mon.

September 18, 2015
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Hundreds Are Expected to Attend 12th Annual Taste of Chelsea Mon.

The Taste of Chelsea has not only been one of the most popular events of the year, it’s also been one of the most successful fundraisers for any local organization. Joseph Vinard, co-founder and chair of the Taste of Chelsea, said that the event has raised more than $500,000 for HarborCov, a Chelsea-based organization...

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Police Briefs 09-17-2015

September 18, 2015
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August 24 Carlos Lazo, 41, 291 Curwin Circle, Lynn, was arrested for failure to signal, violation of marked lanes, operating motor vehicle with suspended license, warrants. Ramon Pagan, 54, 1 Pine St. Inn, Boston, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public. Emerald Crowley, 19, 86 Holyoke St., Lynn, was arrested for shoplifting,...

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Letters to the Editor

September 18, 2015
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Please vote for  my mom Dear Editor: Hi my name is Nina. My mom, Damali Vidot, is running for City Council at-Large and I want to talk to you about her.  She was born in New York, raised in Chelsea, went to school in Chelsea, graduated in Chelsea, worked in Chelsea, got married in...

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